Archive for Agent Vinod

Omkara to Sacred Games to Tanhaji: Saif Ali Khan is always on the edge of tomorrow

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2019 by saifalikhanonline

This is what his directors Navdeep Singh, Imtiaz Ali and Vikramaditya Motwane had to say about the Chhote Nawab and his curious choice of roles.

The least feted of the Bollywood Khans is the most interesting of them all. One day he is ‘Chhote Nawab’ and next he is Uday Bhan Rathod, Aurangzeb’s most trusted and brutal general, in Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior.

Saif Ali Khan, now 49, keeps reinventing himself, while the other Khans increasingly stagnate, their stardom engulfing them and their craft.

And yet, Saif was the one who has had to least prove his credentials.

The last Nawab Begum of Bhopal was Saif Ali Khan’s grandmother, his grandfather and father, erstwhile Nawabs of Pataudi, both captained Team India in cricket. His mother, Sharmila Tagore, a celebrated actress, traces her lineage to Rabindranath Tagore through both her parents. He attended the last Viceroy of India Lord Louis Mountbatten’s old school, Lockers Park in Hertfordshire, and then went to the 600-year-old Winchester College in Hampshire where, among other things, he developed a taste for James Bond, Clint Eastwood and Alain Delon. Not exactly the breeding ground for someone whose most iconic role till now has been one of a desi Iago, aka Ishwar ‘Langda’ Tyagi, in Vishal Bhardwaj’s earthy recreation of Othello, Omkara (2006). And Saif’s opening dialogue was: “Bewakoof aur chutiya main dhage bhar ka pharak hota hai.”

Continue reading

Saif Ali Khan in talks with director Sriram Raghavan for a thriller?

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , on May 3, 2019 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan is in a pretty happy space on the professional front right now. The actor, who’s gearing up for his hit web series Sacred Games 2, has a couple of interesting projects up his sleeve. While Saif Ali Khan has already signed Jawaani Jaaneman, looks like he may also take up Sriram Raghavan’s next thriller. Though, Saif hasn’t signed the dotted line yet, the final modalities are currently being worked out. So, if all goes well, Saif may be seen playing the lead in Sriram Raghavan’s next film which is also touted to be a thriller.

Saif and Sriram go back a long way. The actor-director duo has worked together in films like Ek Hasina Thi and Agent Vinod. While Sriram is known for his edge of the seat thrillers, Saif Ali Khan seems to be enjoying his new-found space as an actor. If the project does find a green signal from the actor, it’ll be interesting to see what the duo will have in store for us.

Apart from Jawaani Jaaneman, Saif Ali Khan has also announced Bhoot Police. While Go Goa Gone 2 has apparently gone in limbo, reports also suggest that he may join Amitabh Bachchan in Aankhen 2 along with Jacqueline Fernandez.
Sriram Raghavan is in talks with Saif Ali Khan for his next thriller. It is suggested that Saif and Sriram Raghavan are currently in talks for a thriller film. Saif has reportedly liked the script and has met with the director a couple of times for the same.

Producer Dinesh Vijan is excited to work with Saif Ali Khan on ‘Go Goa Gone 2’

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , on October 5, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

When ‘Go Goa Gone’ released in 2013, the film was the first of its kind – an Indian zombie comedy – and thanks to its edgy plot, it amassed a fan base. Directed by Raj and DK, the film featured Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu, Vir Das, Puja Gupta and Anand Tiwari.

Now, we hear that a sequel to the film is in the works. In a recent interview, producer Dinesh Vijan shared that ‘Go Goa Gone 2’ will go on floors next year. At the moment, they are waiting for the director duo to finish the script, a draft of which will be ready by the end of this month.

Talking about his association with Saif Ali Khan, Dinesh said that the most exciting part about ‘Go Goa Gone 2’ is getting to work with Saif again. He said that it has been a while and that he really missed him. In the past, the two have collaborated as producers on films like ‘Love Aaj Kal’ (2009), ‘Cocktail’ (2012) and ‘Agent Vinod’ (2015). Dinesh even addressed the reports that the two had their share of differences, but that’s a thing of the past.

Sriram Raghavan: Saif Ali Khan and I are discussing something

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , on September 7, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Sriram Raghavan on his Agent Vinod, reclaiming The Accidental Apprentice and gearing up to roll with his next, a biopic

Three years after the Varun Dhawan-starrer Badlapur, Sriram Raghavan is back with another thriller, AndhaDhun, with Ayushmann Khurrana as a blind musician and also featuring Tabu and Radhila Apte. The movie developed from a short film his filmmaker-friend Hemant Rao had shared with him a few years ago.

“I’d gone to Chennai for a workshop where I met and befriended many aspiring filmmakers, among them Hemant whose concept I really liked and asked him to expand on it but he got busy with his own film while I started work on Badlapur,” reminisces the filmmaker, adding that after the intense 2015 crimedrama, he wanted to return to the space of his 2007 neo-noir thriller Johnny Gaddaar. “I had finished the first draft when I read about Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam’s Kaabil which revolved around a blind couple and thought it would get too much if two similar films vied for attention together. So, I put the script aside till I saw Kaabil and realised it shared no similarities with my film. The journey began again.”

Continue reading

Why is Saif Ali Khan un-‘Saif’ today?

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

When was Saif Ali Khan’s last solo success? Almost six years ago with home production Cocktail, a youth-oriented niche product that made a slim profit. Saif co-produced in 2012. When was the 10th Nawab of Pataudi’s last hit? Five years ago, ladies and gentlemen, in Race 2!

Yes, in 2013, he also co-produced and acted in the “zombie comedy” Go Goa Gone, which has now become a cult movie. In those days, the not-inexpensive film just broke even along with its worldwide earnings. In any case, its urban and urbane sophistication and even the humour clearly indicated a multiplex movie that was superlative. Like (very rare) offbeat movies, it deserved to be made on a judicious budget just for what it is. But every offbeat day is not Sunday!

The scenario since has been terrible. Saif has always balanced his assignments between solo leads and ensemble films, between commercial and midstream movies, but since then, it has been an alarming trajectory of flops or usually disasters (the degree of failure being much more).

Continue reading

Dinesh Vijan talks about working with Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

He has made various kinds of cinema — dark comedy, spy thriller, cute romances and complex relationships. His cinematic sensibility is cut from a different cloth, often not tailored for the usual Bollywood design. Yet, he makes the cut with subjects that are spiked with a heady mix of characters. Producer Dinesh Vijan, who has backed films like ‘Being Cyrus’, ‘Finding Fanny’, ‘Love Aaj Kal’, ‘Cocktail’ and ‘Badlapur’, turns director with the upcoming ‘Raabta’, starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon. In a chat with BT, he tells us about his school of cinema, pushing boundaries and how his mistakes made him a better filmmaker. Read on…
Continue reading

Unseen movie still of Saif Ali Khan from Agent Vinod

Posted in Photos with tags , , , , , , , on April 27, 2017 by saifalikhanonline